Christina D. Bonanni Co-Hosts Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia Energy, Environmental & Science Law Forum Speed Networking Event for Students
June 30, 2023 | Press Releases
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, June 27, 2023, Christina D. Bonanni, a member of the firm’s environment & energy practice team, co-hosted a student speed networking event as one of the co-chairs of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia Energy, Environment and Science Law Forum. The event, held in conjunction with the Energy Bar Association, provided a platform for speed networking between students and practitioners in the field of energy law. Ian A. Shavitz, a partner at Lippes Mathias and team leader of the firm’s environment and energy practice team, participated in the event as one of the practitioners who met with students.
Bonanni focuses her practice in matters involving the environment, energy, renewable and natural resources law. She regularly advises clients on state and federal energy and environment regulations and compliance under the National Environment Policy Act (NEPA), Clean Water Act, National Forest Management Act (NFMA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Natural Gas Act (NGA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
She regularly advises clients seeking to develop renewable energy projects, including environmental and permitting due diligence in connection with the purchase, sale and financing of such renewable energy projects. As part of this work, Bonanni focuses on the risks and liabilities associated with project development and provides guidance in acquiring environmental insurance. This process includes a risk evaluation, where Bonanni discusses the client’s acceptable level of risk and advises on levels of insurance coverage, as well as counsel on ways to mitigate and minimize risks in developing a project.
About the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia’s Energy, Environment & Science Law Forum
The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia’s Energy, Environment & Science Law Forum plans programs to advance the professional development of practitioners in the substantive areas of environmental law and to educate them on environmental litigation, regulatory counseling, and enforcement. The Forum also provides informational programs on energy laws, regulations, and policies. This committee provides WBA members working in these areas an opportunity to share topical information, participate in substantive presentations, and create and expand a social and professional network.
About Lippes Mathias LLP
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